CPEC to facilitate trade betwen China and Africa: Ayaz

CPEC to facilitate trade betwen China and Africa: Ayaz

ISLAMABAD: Egypt wishes to participate in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

 This was stated by Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq while talking to media after meeting with Egyptian Ambassador Sherif Shaheen in Islamabad on Sunday.

Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said Egypt’s participation in CPEC will assign substantive meanings to the ‘transcontinental game-changer’ project by connecting Sino-Pak Economic Corridor to Africa, Europe and Middle East.

He said that this is akin to Allama Iqbal’s dream to integration ‘from the shores of Nile to the Soil of Kashghar’ in a different context.

Welcoming Egypt’s proposal to join CPEC, the Speaker said that Egypt’s participation in CPEC will open a new channel of unhindered flow of trade between Africa and China through a secure and cheaper trade route via Pakistan.

The Speaker highlighted that Pakistan is committed to foster regional integration by linking regional countries into ‘One Belt’ of trade, prosperity and connectivity.

He underlined the need for inclusion of other Middle Eastern countries to optimally realize the benefits of ‘Corridor of prosperity’.

Earlier, both of them discussed bilateral relations between Pakistan and Egypt and importance of CPEC for the development and prosperity in the region.

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